An NFL Executive Thinks Trump's Presidency May Be Good For The League, And It May Not Be As Crazy As It Sounds
Well...shit. I'm not going to say that this conveniently anonymous man - who is undoubtedly old, rich, and white - is correct because his theory requires a level of cynicism that is even unfamiliar to me, buttttt I'm not exactly at liberty to tell you he's completely wrong either. That's certainly one scary ass way to look at modern society. However, this is a nation that just voted a reality TV star their President-elect while ignoring a campaign that used racism, sexism, and every other divisive type of '-ism' to pander (at least partially) to the uneducated. You mean to tell me you can definitively say it's a nation that's not willing to go back to ignoring life altering brain injuries - that we've already turned a blind eye to for decades - while enjoying our Sunday football? We let "grab 'em by the pussy" slide after a couple days. Who's to say we won't sweep a little more domestic abuse under the rug?
This country will ALWAYS love it's sports more than it's politicians, and we just rewarded one of the latter with 4 years of leadership after he treated us all like brainless pawns. Will a regression in the Oval Office boost the NFL's ratings? I have my doubts, but it's more likely that it helps them than hurts them. Our collective intelligence doesn't seem to be trending in the optimal direction, and that's the best case scenario for a league that insults it literally every time they do a Vikings offensive line-esque job of protecting their own fucking shield.
P.S. You want to know how much this election fucking sucked? This analogy indirectly implies that the woman nicknamed 'Crooked Hillary' who deleted more confidential e-mails than the entirety of Middle America has ever sent was the ambassador for "the truth" by default.
h/t Neil Greenberg